October 13, 2018 / 6:19 AM / a year ago

Cricket-Shaw sparkles after Umesh six-for as India mount strong reply

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Umesh Yadav kept the West Indies tail from wagging, and team mate Prithvi Shaw raced to an unbeaten fifty, as India dominated the second day’s morning session to reach 80 for one in the second and final test on Saturday.

Yadav registered a career-best 6-88 as India took 6.4 overs to claim the last three West Indies wickets, bowling the visitors out for 311 in Hyderabad.

Shaw, who smashed 134 in his debut test in Rajkot last week, was batting on 52 at the lunch break with Cheteshwar Pujara on nine, the hosts trailing by 231.

Umesh had struck in the very first over of the day when he bowled Devendra Bishoo for two after the tourists had resumed on 295-7.

The other overnight batsman, Roston Chase, needed two runs to complete his fourth test century, which he duly achieved before falling to Yadav. His chanceless 106 contained eight boundaries and a six.

Shaw led India’s reply with a scintillating display of strokes, which was in stark contrast to opening partner Lokesh Rahul’s struggles at the other end.

The 18-year-old Shaw played the upper cut off a rising Shannon Gabriel delivery for a six and hit spinner Jomel Warrican for three successive boundaries en route to his 39-ball fifty.

At the other end, Rahul scratched around for his four runs before jabbing at a Jason Holder delivery and dragging it onto the stumps after initially intending to leave it.

India paceman Shardul Thakur, who bowled 10 deliveries before leaving the field on Friday with a groin injury, has been ruled out of the second day’s play. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Peter Rutherford)

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